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Jun 13, 2018 LaCroix, Sophie Tatum, 1862-
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Topic: Crocheting
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Apr 6, 2018 880-01 Ueno, Seikō
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Topics: Kimonos, Pattern design, Themes, motives, Textile design, History, Decoration and ornament,...
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Apr 6, 2018 880-01 Ueno, Seikō
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Topics: Kimonos, Pattern design, Themes, motives, Textile design, History, Decoration and ornament,...
CHM copy 39088008281594 has bookplate: Gift of James H. Fraser
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Type and type-founding, Printing
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Feb 21, 2018
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No numbers issued for Feb. 21-28, 1947, and for Sept. 8-15, Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 1950
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Feb 8, 2018 Robinson, Charles N. (Charles Napier), 1849-1936
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( 1 reviews )
Topic: Great Britain. Royal Navy
CHMEXRF copy 39088011382439 has bookplate: Donated by the Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
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Topics: Political satire, English, History, Caricatures and cartoons, Crystal Palace (London, England),...
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Dec 17, 2017
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No numbers issued for Feb. 21-28, 1947, and for Sept. 8-15, Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 1950
( 1 reviews )
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Nov 10, 2017 Bassermann-Jordan, Ernst von, 1876-1932; Zettler, Oskar
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Errata: p. [51]
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Topics: Glassware, Glassware, Ancient
statement of responsibility: by John Stalker and George Parker.
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Topics: Japanning, Varnish and varnishing
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Oct 26, 2017 Binet, René, 1866-1911; Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926
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statement of responsibility: par René Binet, architecte ; preface de Gustave Geffroy
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art nouveau, Architecture, Interior decoration, Jewelry
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Oct 22, 2017 Detroit Institute of Arts; University of Michigan. Research Seminary in Islamic Art
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Vols. 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 issued combined
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Topic: Islamic art
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Aug 14, 2017 Brockett, Paul, 1872-1946; United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
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Compiler: Paul Brockett
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Topic: Aeronautics
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May 7, 2017 Weldons, Ltd
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Topic: Embroidery
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May 7, 2017 Wilkie, Harriet Cushman
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Topic: Embroidery
On cover: A new serial containing articles upon stitches, methods of work, design, and other subjects connected with the study of fine needlework, with coloured plates and other illustrations
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Topic: Embroidery
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Mar 27, 2017 Waring, Mary E
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Topic: Embroidery
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Jan 23, 2017 Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Knitting
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Jan 20, 2017 Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Bluebeard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Baby's own alphabet; Kean, Elizabeth d'Hauteville, former owner. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Walter Crane ; engraved & printed by Edmund Evans
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Topics: Fairy tales, Nursery rhymes, Illustrated children's books
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Dec 14, 2016
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
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Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
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Sep 26, 2016 Westman, Habakkuk O; Society of Literary and Scientific Chiffoniers
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At head of title: Transactions of the Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers; being essays on primitive arts in domestic life
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Topic: Spoons
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Scanning project
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Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2004 : Washington, D.C.), United States, Hispanic Americans,...
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Jul 30, 2016 Konijnenburg, Emile van, 1869-; Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses
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Colored initials, head and tail pieces
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Shipbuilding, Ships
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Jul 30, 2016 Weir of Eastwood, William Douglas Weir, Viscount, 1877-1959; North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders
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"Read before the North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders 10th July, 1919. Reprinted by order of the Council."
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military
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Jul 22, 2016 Munsell, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1858-1918
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Topic: Color
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Jul 20, 2016 Reed, Edward James, Sir, (1830-1906); Simpson, Edward, 1824-1888; Kelley, J. D. Jerrold (James Douglas Jerrold), 1847-1922
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Topics: Navies, Warships
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Topic: Shipbuilding
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Jun 28, 2016 United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation
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Title from cover
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Topic: Naval art and science
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Mar 22, 2016 Jones, Owen, 1809-1874; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823-1875; Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893; Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877; Sky Meadow Bindery, binder. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Owen Jones; illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred folio plates, drawn on stone by F. Bedford, and printed in colours by Day and Son
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design, Decoration and ornament
statement of responsibility: von Wilhelm Zahn
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Decoration and ornament, Ancient, Mural painting and...
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Jan 4, 2016 Goury, Jules, 1803-1834; Jones, Owen, 1809-1874; Gayangos, Pascual de, 1809-1897
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Design Digitized: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library’s Rare Books, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program
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Topic: Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
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Dec 1, 2015 Downes, William Howe, 1854-1941; Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
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Illustrations accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress
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Topic: Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
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Sep 9, 2015 Sanders, Henry A. (Henry Arthur), 1868-1956; Freer Gallery of Art. Mss. (Greek)
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"Edition of 435 copies."
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Manuscripts, Greek
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Aug 18, 2015 Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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"Works of reference consulted": p. [xii]
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Topic: Pottery
Cover title : Portraits of the founders
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Portraits, American
Cover title : Portraits of the founders
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Portraits, American
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Jul 23, 2015 Wynkoop, Mary Jane
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statement of responsibility: selected by Mary Jane Wynkoop at Miss Gorham's School, Elizabeth Town, February 28th 1824
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Topic: Crocheting
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Feb 11, 2015 Vogel, Lucien; Astruc, Marcel; Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Art School. Library, former owner. DSI
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Suspended 1915-1919
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Topics: Fashion, Costume
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Feb 1, 2015 Weldons, Ltd
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Cover title
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Topic: Needlework
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Description based on: Vol. 41, no. 24 (Sept. 13, 1900); title from caption
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Topics: Cycling, Bicycles, Motorcycles
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Title within ornamental border
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Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Dance of death
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Nov 29, 2014 Tissandier, Gaston, 1843-1899
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Frontispieces and part of plates in two states
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Topics: Balloons, Aeronautics
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Nov 18, 2014 Rabier, Benjamin, 1864-1939
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statement of responsibility: [illus. par Benjamin Rabier].
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Topics: Juvenile literature, Picture books for children, Animals
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Sep 26, 2014 Lutz, Edwin George, 1868-
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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Sep 5, 2014 Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667; Sanson, Guillaume; Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702; L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726; Schenk, Peter, 1660-1718 or 9; Wit, Frederik de; Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756; Witsen, Nicolaas, 1641-1717; Valck, G. (Gerard), 1651 or 2-1726, publisher; Schenk, Pieter, ca. 1698-1775, publisher; Cóvens et Mortier, publisher; R. & J. Ottens, publisher
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Title transcribed from handwritten note on front free endpaper. It is unknown whether these maps were actually issued together or separately collected
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Topics: Early works to 1800, Atlases, Early maps, Geography
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Sep 5, 2014 Reclus, Elisée, 1830-1905
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Bibliographical foot-notes
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Topic: Geography
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Sep 5, 2014 Pope Manufacturing Company, Boston
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Topics: Posters, Bicycles
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Sep 5, 2014 Holme, Charles, 1848-1923; Newdigate, Bernard H. (Bernard Henry), 1869-1944; Cockerell, Douglas; Deubner, Ludwig, 1877-1946; Taylor, E. A; Levetus, A. S; Brunius, August, 1879-1926; Orcutt, William Dana, 1870-1953
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British types of printing books. By B. H. Newdigate.--Fine bookbinding in England. By D. Cockerell.--The art of the book in Germany. By L. Deubner.--The art of the book in France. By E. A. Taylor.--The art of the book in Austria. By A. S. Levetus.--The art of the book in Hungary.--The art of the book in Sweden. By A. Brunius.--The art of the book in America. By W. D. Orcutt
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Topics: Book ornamentation, Type and type-founding, Printing, Bookbinding
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Jul 6, 2014 LaCroix, Sophie Tatum, 1862-
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Topic: Crocheting
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May 16, 2014 Sacchetti, Enrico
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statement of responsibility: par Enrico Sacchetti
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Topics: Fashion, Costume design, Clothing and dress
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Caption title
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament
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Jan 22, 2014 Heck, J. G. (Johann Georg), d. 1857; Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
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Atlas in ten "divisions," each of which, except the 4th, has special t.-p
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Jan 12, 2014 Bolton, Reginald Pelham, 1856-1942
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Bibliography and maps consulted: p. 207-219
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Indians of North America, Roads
Scientific Instruments - Trade Literature
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Vol. 7-11 (1854-58) also numbered n.s., v. 1-5
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Topic: Photography
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Jul 28, 2012 Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910
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Topic: Alphabets
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- St. Paul's Catholic Indian Mission of the Yankton Tribe of the Sioux Indians
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additional physical form: Also issued on microfilm from the University of Notre Dame
Topics: Catholic Church, Siouan Indians, Indians of North America
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- Smithsonian Institution; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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Description based on: Fiscal year 1971 (published Jan. 1970)
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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- St. Paul's Catholic Indian Mission of the Yankton Tribe of the Sioux Indians
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additional physical form: Also issued on microfilm from the University of Notre Dame
Topics: Catholic Church, Siouan Indians, Indians of North America
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- Smithsonian Institution; United States. Bureau of the Budget; United States. Office of Management and Budget
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Description based on: Fiscal year 1970 (published [Sept. 30, 1968])
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution
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- Andrews, Thomas Stora
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Cover title varies: T.S. Andrews' world's sporting annual record book; World's annual sporting records; T.S. Andrews' world's sporting annual
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- Virginia State Library; Swem, E. G. (Earl Gregg), 1870-1965
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NPG ONLY: With Garrick Club, London. Catalogue of the pictures ... London, 1909
Topics: Art, Portraits
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- Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1832-1904
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Includes index
Topic: Fawcett, Henry, 1833-1884
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Title from caption
Topics: Toy and movable books, Artists' books
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- St. Paul's Catholic Indian Mission of the Yankton Tribe of the Sioux Indians
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additional physical form: Also issued on microfilm from the University of Notre Dame
Topics: Catholic Church, Siouan Indians, Indians of North America
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- Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867; Basire, James, 1796-1869, engraver; Burndy Library, donor. DSI; Royal Society (Great Britain)
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Title and series from caption
Topics: Metal catalysts, Electricity, Electricity
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- Lebrun, Henri, active 1838
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statement of responsibility: recueillis et mis en order par Henri Lebrun
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Topic: Plankton
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- Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940
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"Five hundred copies printed during the month of August, MCMXIX."
Topics: Painting, American, Painters
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- Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
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Caption title
Topics: Inventions, Inventors, Technological innovations, Medical innovations
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- Cort, Louise Allison, 1944-; Farhad, Massumeh; Gunter, Ann Clyburn, 1951-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 150) and index
Topics: Haug family, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Pottery, Pottery, Pottery,...
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- Mohl, Hugo von, 1805-1872; Mac Gillavry, Donald, 1869-1951, former owner. DSI; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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Includes bibliographic references
Topics: Botany, Protoplasm, Plants
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- British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology; Boulenger, Albert, 1858-1937
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Topics: Fishes, Freshwater animals